.- The short film “A Girl Named Mary” (“Una chica llamada María”) by Spanish Salesian Father Angel J. Fernandez was awarded fourth place in the Sundance Film Festival in Salt Lake City, according to Europa Press.
The film also received honorable mentions for “Best Short Film on Human Values,” “Best Photography,” and “Best Young Actor.”
“A Girl Named Mary,” which competed with 238 other films, is described as a modern-day portrayal of the story of the Annunciation. Because it won fourth place, it is expected that the film will be shown on various television networks in October.
The actors and crew involved in the film were young amateurs. In addition to this film, Father Fernandez has also created a television series that analyzes the day-to-day problems of young people from a Christian perspective.